Title: Women's Council's 43rd Annual Holiday Bazaar Arts & Crafts Sale is Largest Yet at Rochester Museum & Science Center
Location: 657 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607
Dates/Times: Friday, November 22: 5-9pm; Saturday, November 23: 9:30am-5pm; Sunday, November 24: 11am-4pm
Admission: $5; $7 for a two-day pass; Children 12 and under free; RMSC members half price Friday night
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Media Contact: Debra Jacobson, Director of Marketing and Community Affairs
Women's Council's 43rd Annual Holiday Bazaar Arts & Crafts Sale is Largest Yet at Rochester Museum & Science Center
ROCHESTER, NY—The Women's Council, a volunteer service organization that supports the Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC), presents its 43rd annual Holiday Bazaar Arts & Crafts Sale. The largest in its history, this year's event features more than 200 elite, fine artists and craftspeople filling the Museum galleries and Eisenhart Auditorium at the RMSC on:
Friday, November 22: 5-9pm
Saturday, November 23: 9:30am-5pm
Sunday, November 24: 11am-4pm
Vendors are juried and only the best are chosen to appear in the show, and must display items that they produced themselves. As a result, a spectacular variety of carefully selected exhibitors showcase creative, unique items such as ceramics, jewelry, glass, woodwork, photography, painting, printmaking, sculpture, fiber arts and mixed media in this sale. Vendors come from the local area as well as nationwide.
"We receive more and more applications each year as the Holiday Bazaar grows, and positions on the floor are coveted," said Christine DeTurck, Women's Council member and co-president for the Holiday Bazaar committee. "Artists recognize the Holiday Bazaar as one of the most elite and professional shows in Western New York, and the attendance at the show is excellent."
Food and beverages are available in the Cunningham House studio, an area not usually open to the general public. The Regency style dwelling, which is home to the RMSC's administrative offices, was originally constructed in 1880 and purchased by the Cunningham's in 1916. A wing was added to the house to serve as Mrs. Cunningham's studio—as she was a professional artist and patron of the arts. It is fitting that the studio doors be open to visitors during the three-day art event at the Museum. Other highlights include a used book sale and door prizes.
One of the longest running arts and crafts festivals in the Rochester region, the RMSC Women's Council Holiday Bazaar began 43 years ago as a modest "Christmas Stocking Stuffer Sale." The Bazaar attracted more than 5,000 shoppers last year, and is the Women's Council's most successful fundraising event.
Admission is $5 per person; $7 for a two-day pass per person; and Children 12 and under are free. RMSC members receive half price on Friday night.
NOTE: Museum exhibits, including Alien Worlds and Androids, will be unavailable during the run of the Holiday Bazaar Arts & Crafts Sale, as galleries will be filled with arts and crafts exhibitors.
The Women's Council is a volunteer service organization that supports the RMSC with special events and fundraising activities. Founded in 1941, the council is dedicated to providing members with opportunities for educational growth and social interaction.
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Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) includes the Science Museum, Strasenburgh Planetarium, and Cumming Nature Center. Offering experiences at the Museum with more than 200 interactive exhibits, Planetarium with a 65-foot dome and Nature Center on 900 acres, the RMSC stimulates community interest in exploration. In addition, the more than 1.2 million RMSC collection items tell the story of Rochester's past including its rich history of innovation and invention. RMSC receives major funding from Monroe County, where it is one of the top three most visited attractions serving children and families. For more information about RMSC, visit www.rmsc.org. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.